Southside Middle School

Southside Middle School serves 865 students in grades 7 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Southside Middle School operates within the Florence 01 School District.

School Overview

The student population of 865 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 865 students
Southside Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Southside Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Southside Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Southside Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Southside Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
3%
7%
Southside Middle School Black Students (1999-2014)
Black
50%
35%
Southside Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
45%
52%
Southside Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Southside Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Southside Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.55 0.41
Southside Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
60%
51%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 16,265 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,512 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,855 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four years.
School District Name Florence 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
8
Number of Students Managed 16,265 4,192
Florence 01 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $166 MM $38 MM
Florence 01 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $156 MM $39 MM
Florence 01 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,512 $9,366
Florence 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,855 $9,666
Florence 01 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Florence Career Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Choices Charter (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greenwood Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • FlorenceFlorence Career Center
    Vocational School
    0.1 miles | Grades: 9-12126 East Howe Springs Rd
    FlorenceSC 29505
    (843)664-8465
    0.19-12n/a
  • FlorenceSouth Florence High School
    0.1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1637 students3200 South Irby St
    FlorenceSC 29505
    (843)664-8190
    0.19-121637
  • FlorenceGreenwood Elementary School
    2.4 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 789 students2300 East Howe Springs Rd
    FlorenceSC 29505
    (843)664-8451
    2.4KG-6789
  • FlorenceChoices Charter
    Charter School
    2.5 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 13 students404 Freight Rd
    FlorenceSC 29501
    (843)664-8993
    2.56-1213
  • EffinghamDewey-carter Elementary School
    3 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 769 students4937 South Irby St
    EffinghamSC 29541
    (843)664-8479
    3PK-6769

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